Monday, February 02, 2009

February e-book of the month, 2009

In celebration of African-American History month, NYU Press and NetLibrary are pleased to announce that Raising Freedom's Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future After Slavery will be available as the February eBook of the Month.

Drawing on previously untapped resources, author Mary Niall Mitchell demonstrates how the black child became a figure upon which people projected their hopes and fears about slavery's abolition. From the 1850s and the Civil War to emancipation and the official end of Reconstruction in 1877, Raising Freedom's Child examines slave emancipation and opposition to it as a far-reaching, national event with profound social, political, and cultural consequences. Mitchell analyzes multiple views of the black child—in letters, photographs, newspapers, novels, and court cases—to demonstrate how Americans contested and defended slavery and abolition.

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